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Thanks for reading all these years

By RJI on October 7, 2013 0 Comments

In its June issue, Editor & Publisher ran information regarding community newspapers. Based on statistics gathered by Reynolds Journalism Institute, it told us 77.4 percent of those surveyed read the newspaper for local news and information.

That is pleasing to us. We appreciate the loyalty our readers have shown us since we opened the doors some 134 years ago.

As other types of media enter the forum, that statistics tells us that people want their community newspaper and rely on what it is the newspaper offers them on a daily basis.

Who's a journalist? Closing in on a definition

Source Huffington Post on October 4, 2013 0 Comments

The debate over "who's a journalist" is getting more urgent. Fortunately, the outlines of a definition are becoming clearer. Might some basic ethical tests help in further drawing the lines?

News consumers pairing tablets with smartphones

Source Editor & Publisher on October 3, 2013 0 Comments

Editor & Publisher features research by RJI as part of this month's Data Page section of the magazine.

Journalism and games: News literacy edition

Source Future Journalism Project on October 3, 2013 0 Comments

ProPublica’s Sisi Wei just wrote a piece for PBS MediaShift on how to create compelling newsgames, that is, games that seek to reach, inform and engage news readers by involving them in the issues at hand.

Too many local journalists are missing the big story: Revenue

Source StreetFight on October 3, 2013 0 Comments

Journalists, bless them, are passionate creatures. They are committed to goals, issues and people that never have enough guardian angels — like fairness and justice, good government, the underdog. And, not least, freedom of the press.

TVNewsCheck's Newsroom Tuesday

Source TVNewsCheck's Newsroom Tuesday on October 1, 2013 0 Comments

Rob Barrett, Yahoo's VP of news and finance: "The seeds of what I expect, and I know what a lot of people expect, will be trends and activities that will be much more dominant over the next five years and I think the journalists will play a big part in a number of pursuits that are not thought of as classic journalism."

Journalism for navigating uncertainty: The engagement principle

Source Journalism That Matters on October 1, 2013 0 Comments

As the founders knew when they shaped the First Amendment to guarantee free speech and a free press, engagement is essential to democracy and to vibrant community life. As Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellow, Mike Fancher, puts it, public trust grows through public engagement.

Wrapping your brain around neuromarketing and biometric research measures

Source HCD Insights on September 27, 2013 0 Comments

Marketing is getting big on brains! Today’s buzz is about Neuromarketing, a research approach that uses biometric measures to peer inside the brain "on" advertising.

Five takeaways from the 2013 GeekWire summit

Source Communiqué PR on September 23, 2013 0 Comments

Seattle is a geek’s town and last week the team at aptly named GeekWire hosted some of Seattle’s brightest tech minds for its 2013 GeekWire Summit.

Most mobile news consumers prefer browser over apps, RJI finds

Source Knight Digital Media Center on September 23, 2013 0 Comments

While many news organizations still focus much of their mobile strategy and budget on building apps, new research from the Reynolds Journalism Institute finds that more people access mobile news via the web browser on their smartphone or tablet, rather than an app. What's more: mobile news consumers seem to like the browser experience better.

Through the looking Glass

Source Columbia Daily Tribune on August 29, 2013 0 Comments

Geeks aren't the only people wearing Google Glass.

Profile of smartphone news consumers in 2013

Source Editor & Publisher on August 28, 2013 0 Comments

Editor & Publisher features infographics based on the RJI-DPA Mobile Media Research Project for 2013 Q1 Research Report 4.

Weekly reaches 92.5 percent in county

The Washington Missourian reaches an average of 92.5 percent of all Franklin County residents when its print and digital audiences are combined.

Blue light upgrade

Source Columbia Business Times on August 15, 2013 0 Comments

It seems like the University of Missouri comes out with a new app for smartphones and tablets about once a week, but not all of them win the 2013 Windows 8 mobile app development competition.

More print news subscribers plan to cancel subs, uptick In mobile consumption

Source MediaDailyNews on August 15, 2013 0 Comments

It’s no secret that newspapers and magazine publishers have suffered steep declines in print circulation over the last decade, and that trend is just going to continue, according to a survey of 1,134 U.S. adults conducted by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute in the first quarter of the year.

RJI, Mizzou team on digital news archiving

Source NetNewsCheck on August 15, 2013 0 Comments

Edward McCain has been named to a new position, jointly funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and MU Libraries, of digital curator.

Mobile media devices used by mobile media owners

Source Editor & Publisher on July 31, 2013 0 Comments

Research into the use of mobile media to consume news conducted by RJI has informed infographics featured in the latest issue of Editor & Publisher.

2013 Mobile Media Research Report

Source This Week @ ASNE on July 26, 2013 0 Comments

Usage of smartphones together with tablets for news has more than doubled. A 2013 mobile media news consumption survey found that women have been rapidly adopting the use of tablets — especially mini tablets — as their mobile device of choice.

80 percent of mobile users are news consumers

Source NetNewsCheck on July 24, 2013 0 Comments

A new survey from the Reynolds Journalism Institute and the Digital Publishing Alliance found that eight out of 10 people who use smartphones and tablets are news consumers.

How Google Glass will change the future of broadcast journalism

Source Mediashift on July 22, 2013 0 Comments

News gathering is a difficult job and if you’re a working journalist, you already understand the difficulties involved in getting a scoop, particularly if said scoop is controversial, classified, dangerous or in the middle of a desert.